January News - Hill Regional Career High School

Wishing good wishes to you and your family for health and happiness throughout the coming year!
2015 Extended Day Program - After school 2:30pm-3:30pm
(Starts January 20)
PTSO Meeting:
Thurs. Jan. @5PM - Library
5:00pm – 6:00pm
 Grades 9-12
5:00pm – 5:15pm - Peter Dimoulas – Science
Technology – Discussing CONNSTEP
Senior Parents
5:15pm – 5:30pm – Jasmine Willis – College Summit –
FASFA form & College Prep
All Parents
 6:00pm – 8:00pm – Report Card Night/ParentTeacher Conferences
01/2/2015 – Return to School
01/6/15 – No School - Three Kings Day
01/12 - Early Dismissal
Mid-Terms – (See Schedule)
01/16 – 2 MP Ends – Progress Reports Mailed
6. 01/19 – No School – Dr. Martin L. King Day
7. 01/29 – Yes!!! Report Card Conference
Math Support
Alwang- Rm 210
Ayala- Rm 316
Barbarito- Rm 310
Chernovetz- Rm 210
Quermorllue- Rm 202
Rooney- Rm 303
Science Support
McTague- Rm 209
Ukah- Rm 309
Math Support
Alwang- Rm 210
Ayala- Rm 316
Wight- Rm 316
SAT Prep/Research
Cassell- Rm 302
Gardner- Rm 203
Wilson - Library
Book Club
Cassell- Library
Gardner- Rm 203
Murphy- Rm 301
Wilson - LibraryBook Club
History Support
Werth- Rm 218
History Support
Werth- Rm 218
ELL Support
Stygares-2 nd floor
conference Rm
Special Education
Stannard- Rm 302
Math Support
Alwang- Rm 210
Frank- Rm 308
Quermorllue- Rm 202
Wight- Rm 316
Math Support
Alwang- Rm 210
Zurolo- Rm 208
Science Support
McTague- Rm 209
Merico- Rm 209
Decter- Rm 311Science CAPT
SAT Prep/Research
Cassell- Rm 302
Gardner- Rm 203
Murphy- Rm 301
January 2015 - Mid-Term Schedule
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Period 1B exam 8:00 – 9:45
Period 3B exam 8:00 – 9:45
Period 2B exam 10:00 – 11:45
(DISMISSAL: 11:45)
Period 4B exam 10:00 – 11:45
(DISMISSAL: 11:45)
Makeup exams 12:30 – 2:15
Makeup exams 12:30 – 2:15
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Friday, January 16, 2015
Period 1A exam 8:00 – 9:45
Period 3A exam 8:00 – 9:45
Period 2A exam 10:00 – 11:45
(DISMISSAL: 11:45)
Period 4A exam 10:00 – 11:45
(DISMISSAL: 11:45)
Makeup exams 12:30 – 2:15
Makeup exams 12:30 – 2:15
Dear Career High School Parents,
I hope you had an
enjoyable holiday season with all
your family and friends!
We have quickly transitioned back
into the normal school routine.
Students spend the first week of
the year wrapping up their course
work and preparing for mid-term
exams. Mid-term exams
culminated today. During the next
five school days, teachers will be
finalizing their second marking
period grades. Report cards will be
available for pick up during Report
Card Night on Thursday, January
29, 2015. Teachers will be
available for brief conferences
between 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
A large majority of our
students were academically
successful during the first marking
period. They were recognized
along with their families through
our Honors Breakfast activity. It is
our goal to recognize a higher
percentage of students moving
forward. Please don’t forget that a
variety of supports are in place to
assist with academic challenges.
Some of these supports are
provided by our community
partners through a series of afterschool clubs and activities. A large
number of teachers are available
after-school to work one-one with
students. In addition, our
extended day program will
officially kick off during the week
of Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Our
extended day program will offer
tutoring opportunities in the areas
of Math, Science, Social Science,
and SAT Preparation as well as
support with research and
accessing a computer. I urge you
to encourage your student to take
full advantage of these resources
in order to start off the third
marking period on the right track.
The second half of the
year tends to be “busy” in regards
to our calendar of events. Various
special activities take place during
this time. For example, we will be
presenting our students a series of
activities in honor of Black History
Month throughout the month of
February. The activities will
culminate in a school-wide
assembly in honor of Black History
Month on Thursday, February 26,
2015 (snow date-Feb. 27). On
Friday, April 10, 2015, we will be
holding Choices Day. This is a day
where our entire school
population attends a series of
workshops which provide
appropriate information about
careers, life skills and important
social issues that will assist them
in making well thought out
decisions for a successful future.
A variety of assessments
take place during the second half
of the year as well. SAT School Day
will occur on Wednesday,
February 25, 2015. All seniors will
be taking the SAT at Career High
School. AP Testing will start on
May 4 and will end on May 13,
2015. All juniors will be
administered the state mandated
SBAC assessments which will
require a total of 8 testing hours
for every junior. This will be
accomplished sometime
throughout the allocated testing
window, April 27 – June 12, 2015.
As of now, we are projecting to
administer the various tests during
Department/Scholarship Information
Greetings Freshman Students and Parents,
Happy New Year! As we are well on our way to second
half of the school year I would like to remind students
and families how important freshman year is. The
grades that students earn their freshman year set the
foundation for their high school Grade Point Average
(GPA), as well as, the level of classes they will take their
sophomore year. It is critical that students complete
their assignments on time and turn them in, as well as,
seek extra help when needed. Students and parents
please check out our extended day schedule for extra
help in classes. It is important that students begin to
develop good study habits and time management skills
to ensure they have a successful high school career.
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Scholarship Information: There are three scholarship
programs available each year for AFT- affiliated union
members and their families -- Click here for
information on all three scholarship benefits, including
eligibility, instructions, deadlines, and applications
the week of April 27th and the
week of May 18th. More specific
details are forthcoming.
Lastly, I want to offer two
important reminders which I hope
you will discuss with your student.
First, attendance to school and ontime arrival is extremely
important. Keep in mind that any
student with a total of 20 or more
unexcused absences places
himself/herself at risk of losing
credit for the academic year.
Second, homework completion is
key to practicing content skills and
preparing for course assessments.
I thank you for your continued
support and hope that you will be
able to join us during Report Card
Madeline Negrón, Ph.D
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School closings and delays due to snow or bad weather
Parent Link messages beginning at 6 a.m. The information will
be posted on www.nhps.net and on our district Facebook
page. Check the following TV and radio stations:
30 WFSB-TV Channel 3 FOX CT Channel 61
AM) WKCI (101 FM) - WEBE (108 FM) WICC (60 AM) STAR
99.9 (99.9 FM) KISS (95.7 FM) - WTIC (1080 AM) WTIC (96.5
FM) WZMX (93.7 FM) WRCH (100.5 FM)
The Annual
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Monday, Jan 19, 2015
Wexler-Grant Community
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For information, Click
New Haven Reads is excited
to announce its upcoming
winter workshop for high
school students, their
families, and educators!
Selma Screening
Saturday, Jan. 24: There will be a
screening of “Selma” at the Whitney
Humanities Center, 53 Wall St., at 3
p.m. The screening will be introduced
by Professor Matthew Jacobson, acting
chair of African American Studies and
will be followed by a discussion.
Please note: Seating is limited and is on
a first-come, first-served basis. Doors
open at 2:30 p.m.
/All/[email protected]/
Citywide School Choice Fair
Open house will take place February
9 & 10 9:15-11:15 and February 11
10:00-12:00. Tours of Career will be
given during the open house.
NHR Career Workshop
Saturday, February 7, 2015
(snow date: February 28)
Dixwell Yale Community
Learning Center
101 Ashmun Street
As a high school student,
how can I stand out
as a prospective employee
or intern?
Selma Speech & Essay
Contest on Individual
My rights, my role,
our liberty
Contest open to
U.S. High School Students
- Grand Prize $5,000
College Goal Sunday
Scholarship Information
Microsoft Computer Science Scholarships
Student Inventors Scholarship
Student Video Scholarships
Coca-Cola Two Year College Scholarships
Sports Scholarships and Internships
FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Fina ncial Aid
Guaranteed Scholarships
College Board Scholarship Search
Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid
Federal Scholarships & Aid Gateways 25 Scholarship
Gateways from Black Excel
Scholarship & Financial Aid Help
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